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Interview with Lindsay and Bryce

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Lindsay: None we hardly ever got to leave the dorm for anything the library cart was about it and we had tv in dorm but that's it and it made the time long and hard almost worse than prison and the workers are so uncaring and very mean and hateful to you
Bryce: None except the law library and you have a written request two weeks before you go. They don't let you outside they bring two or three carts of books about 1 am and u can only get two books they come around about once per month if we were lucky.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Lindsay: No only books and tv and never got to choose what to watch that is why I read so much but didn't have a huge selectionto choose from and we were allowed radio headsets and that was lifesaver for tuning out the insanity and all the noise and fussing among inmates
Bryce: Entertainment? You have got to be joking I guess people don't see the inside of Houston county but really. They give you nothing to do they make you leave your cell about 8 am and cannot go back in except during count. And the guards will not let you back in it no matter what u left.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Lindsay: Yes because hardly ever got to go outside so all the sitting put weight on real quickand it was a struggle
Bryce: No really, lots of pushups and jumping jacks and walking stairs. Other than that there is nothing that u can do to get in shape.

JM: How often did you get to go outside? What did you do outside if you were allowed to? If you were not allowed to go outside what could you do for exercise?
Lindsay: Maybe once a month to a little brick area and wasn't big enough to do much we would walk around a little or just sit to get fresh air
Bryce: Never went outside not one time ..even though we asked,pushups and walking around the pod is about the only way to do ant type of exercising. In there.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Lindsay: Yes they were held in your dorm and mostly ladies who had been in jail before and didn't feel like church
Bryce: Yes they do. I never went so I can't really explain to you anything about the service. They were held up front somewhere.

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